Behavioral economics is a new and emerging field of research which incorporates insights from various related disciplines, such as psychology, sociology and neuroscience, to provide solutions for economic and social problems that cannot be easily reconciled by the traditional branch of economics. In April 2004, ISER founded the Research Center for Behavioral Economics - the first of this kind in Japan - with the aim of becoming the research hub of behavioral economics. In June 2009, ISER was selected as the Joint Usage/Research Center for Behavioral Economics by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and since then has played an integral role in bringing together researchers from all over the world and promoting active research collaboration in this field.

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July 6, 2020 Professor Takashi Yamagata (University of York / Osaka University, crossapointment) is visiting us from July 6th to August 7th, 2020.
July 6, 2020 ISER Macro/Int'l Econ online workshop starts on July 9th.
July 2, 2020 Virtual East Asia Experimental and Behavioral Economics Seminar starts on July 6th.
Jun 26, 2020 "Learning While Setting Precedent" Hulya Eraslan (Rice University/Osaka University, crossapointment) (with Ying Chen) accepted for publication in The RAND Journal of Economics.
Jun 16, 2020 "Can common ownership prevent the tragedy of the commons? An experimental investigation", Klarizze Anne Puzon (with Marc Willinger) accepted for publication in Review of Behavioral Economics.
June 12, 2020 "The Education Gender Gap and the Demographic Transition in Developing Countries" Nguyen Thang Dao (with Julio Dávila and Angela Greulich) accepted for publication in Journal of Population Economics.
May 22, 2020 "A War of Attrition with Experimenting Players", Junichiro Ishida (with Chia-Hui Chen) accepted for publication in Journal of Industrial Economics.
April 29, 2020 "A simple aggregate demand analysis with dynamic optimization in a small open economy", Yoshiyasu Ono (with K. Hashimoto) accepted for publication in Economic Modelling.
April 15, 2020 "Strategy-proof multi-object mechanism design: Ex-post revenue maximization with non-quasilinear preferences", Shigehiro Serizawa (with Tomoya Kazumura and Debasis Mishra), Journal of Economic Theory is now available online.
April 1, 2020 Tsz Kwan TSE has joined us as Specially Appointed Assistant Professor.

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Research Highlights

Title Author
June 2020 Learning While Setting Precedent (with Ying Chen), The RAND Journal of Economics, forthcoming. Hulya Eraslan
June 2020 The Education Gender Gap and the Demographic Transition in Developing Countries (with Julio Dávila and Angela Greulich), Journal of Population Economics, forthcoming. Nguyen Thang Dao
May 2020 A War of Attrition with Experimenting Players (with Chia-Hui Chen), Journal of Industrial Economics, forthcoming. Junichiro Ishida
May 2020 Mechanism design without quasilinearity (with Tomoya Kazumura and Debasis Mishra) Theoretical Economics, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 511–544 Shigehiro Serizawa
April 2020 Strategy-proof multi-object mechanism design: Ex-post revenue maximization with non-quasilinear preferences (with Tomoya Kazumura and Debasis Mishra), Journal of Economic Theory, forthcoming. Shigehiro Serizawa
February 2020 Instrumental Variable Estimation of Dynamic Linear Panel Data Models with Defactored Regressors and a Multifactor Error Structure,Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming. Takashi Yamagata
January 2020 Expected utility and catastrophic risk in a stochastic economy–climate model (with Laeven R.J.A.; Magnus J.R.; Muris C.), Journal of Econometrics, No. 214, pp.110-129 Masako Ikefuji

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Upcoming seminar


seminar

July 13, 2020 (Online)

Mohammed Aït Lahcen
(Washington University in St. Louis and University of Basel)

Seminar Schedule
Lunch Time Seminars Virtual East Asia Experimental & Behavioral Economics Seminars ISER Macro/Int'l Econ workshop